The American Law Institute Elects Forty-Seven New Members
As reported in the New York Lawyer, the Philadelphia-based American Law Institute elected 47 new members, 5 of which are New Yorkers. Among the new members named are Professor Sarah H. Cleveland of Columbia Law School; Joel L. Kurtzberg, a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Seth R. Lesser, a partner with the Manhattan office of Locks Law Firm; Janice MacAvoy, a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; and Ghillaine A. Reid, a partner at Gibbons. The American Law Institute selects legal scholars, judges and practitioners "through a highly selective process that recognizes people for their significant professional achievements and a demonstrated interest in the improvement of the law."
The institute's incorporators in 1923 included U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and former President William Howard Taft, future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, and former U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root.